“Bold like Esther, hospitable like Lydia, submissive like Mary, unafraid to have prayerful tears like Hannah, and consistently thriving to align my life with the very words found in Proverbs 31. Scripture is my daily bread, and I grow off of God’s consistent grace and compassion for my life. Conform to the world; I never will.”
My name is Jacinta. I live in Melbourne, Australia. And I am the Children’s Ministry Coordinator for Christian Youth Camps Victoria.
I am beyond passionate and live in love and awe of the one who gives me hope - my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I am far from perfect, but I am content in knowing that I am on the potters wheel daily, and will continue to be until I meet my Maker.
I adore thrift stores, op-shops, second hand and pre-loved goods, vintage clothing, old books, polaroids, trinkets and little treasures. Delving into God’s word, devotionals, worship, prayer and journaling. Nature, sunshine, luscious green grass, daisies, owls, beetles and climbing trees. Bike rides on a summer afternoon, picnics and road trips with beautiful people and surfing without having to wear a wetsuit because the water is so warm. Live music, long conversations, text messages and hand written letters. Freckles, curls, dark hair, long eye lashes, laughter, hair ribbons, knitted jumpers, woollen socks, gentle hugs, bunny rabbits and cups of tea. And certainly, meeting new people.
The truth about who I am in Christ:
People often confuse and misinterpret the person that I truly am. There is no misconception within my mind and heart- I am well aware that I am far from perfect, but I am also well aware that I am not far from my Makers hands. He is forever moulding, shaping, chipping and editing me, His child. I am a great distance from where I desire to be, but by the grace of God- I am well on my way to reflecting His face, His light, and His love— Not my own. I am merely a woman after the Fathers heart, and no distraction this world can offer will satisfy me, for I am heavenly bound.
A tiny example of God in my life:
He has fulfilled my every hope of living for something greater than myself and my plans. He has taken all that was once used for self depreciation, disappointment, frustration, hurt, darkness and misled thoughts and turned it towards a beautiful, true and pure heart felt testimony of break through, of an overcomer, of someone through grace, submission and sacrifice, is finally on a strong journey of glorifying Him and His absolutely spectacular and magnificent ways. What word or thought, what sentence or paragraph, could sum up the beauty of His complete sacrifice that He put in place, if only just for me. Of His willingness to submit and serve His entire life, that I may know His goodness and love. God has taken a broken thing; that was torn in so many scarred and shattered directions - and made it beautiful. He has taken me from glory to glory and strength to strength, and shown me patience when nothing more than being walked away from and ignored was what I deserved. He has given me His portion of might, to persevere when all my human self desired to do was throw in the towel and disappear. He has shown me what it truly means to love, and be loved… He has removed the shackles from my hands, my feet and my eyes. He has allowed me to see all that He has blessed me with, rather than all the trials that I am facing. He has taught me to seek Him straight forwardly, without hesitation or mis-direction and has allowed me to find my life anew within Him. He has time and time again, re-set my eyes on the foot of His cross, and brought me back to the truth behind my life and my salvation. He grounds me when necessary and raises me up when required. The truth is, my blog is a love story written directly from the depths of my heart, straight to Him, my Father. It is the best written direction I can give of what He has done for me, and shares openly of how passionately and honestly I am found today; so very humbled, honoured and thankful.
Christian songs I love:
How He loves - Jesus Culture.
Refiners Fire - Brian Doerkson.
The Motions - Matthew West.
Madly in love with you - Sean McConnell.
Before the morning - Josh Wilson.
No sweeter name - Abbey Merkel.
Some of my favourite scriptures are: